Welcome to Hampden-Sydney College! We look forward to your arrival on The Hill this August! We will guide you with information to prepare you for academic opportunities, residence life, and academic scheduling, every step of the way.


Your Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Your First Year at Hampden-Sydney College
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Step 1. Reconnect with Tiger Web

Tiger Web

When you first applied to H-SC, you were assigned a student ID number and password which you used to access Tiger Web throughout the application process. This ID and password combination remains active and can continue to be used to access Tiger Web.

Throughout the spring and summer, you will find that you can use Tiger Web to access easily all forms and registrations that need to be completed before your arrival in August. To locate this information:

  • Log in to Tiger Web.
  • Go to the "Student" tab.
  • Look in "For Deposited Students" section under "Useful Links."

Tiger Web Student Login page

Once you matriculate at the College, Tiger Web will also be where you will view your course schedule and academic transcript, as well as add and drop courses during open registration.

If you have misplaced or forgotten your Tiger Web ID or password, go to Tiger Web and follow the instructions under "Forgot Tiger Web Password?" located on the left side of the page.

Questions about Tiger Web can be directed to Campus Computing Center, (434) 223-6911

Tiger Web

Step 2. Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation

We hope that you will join us to spend the day on campus as part of our Summer Orientation. Available dates for summer 2020 are June 17, 18, 19, 22, 23 or 24.

Questions about Summer Orientation can be directed to Ms. Sandy Cooke: scooke@hsc.edu, (434) 223-6340.


Step 3. Housing & Vehicle Registration

Housing Registration and Housing Questionnaire

Student housing questionnaires will be sent out electronically to students in April. This communication will include instructions for completing housing registration online.

Notification of housing will begin in June.

Explore New Student Housing

Questions about housing registration or the housing questionnaire can be directed to Mr. John Hollemon: jhollemon@hsc.edu, (434) 223-7154.

Living and Learning Communities

During the online housing registration process, you will be able to opt into the College's Living and Learning Program.

In Living and Learning Communities, groups of 9-12 freshmen share a freshman academic advisor, are enrolled together in a class, and live together on the same residence hall. These themed communities bring students together for a shared academic and co-curricular experience that improves the quality of classroom time and arms freshmen with the personal connections and self-advocacy skills essential to a successful and fulfilling college experience.

Explore Living and Learning Communities

Communities will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is mid-May.

Questions about the Living and Learning Program can be directed to Dr. James Frusetta: jfrusetta@hsc.edu, (434) 223-7206

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle registration is available immediately. The online vehicle registration form is located under the “Student” tab in the “For Deposited Students” section in Tiger Web.

After you complete the online form, a parking sticker will be assigned to you. The sticker will be issued to you at matriculation check-in in August.

Tiger Web Student Life Tab

Step 4. Academic Interest Survey

You will be assigned an academic advisor in mid-May and will receive a letter of introduction from your advisor in early June. Your academic advisor will assist you with course selection as well as academic policies and procedures.

The members of the Office of Academic Success will be working with your advisor to develop a first-semester course schedule for you. To assist in this process, you must complete the online Academic Interest Survey.

The Academic Interest Survey is located in Tiger Web under the "Student" tab in the "For Deposited Students" section. This survey is designed to give you the opportunity to expand upon your academic interests and goals.

In addition, if you have taken International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), or dual enrollment (DE) courses while enrolled in high school, please request your final official scores/transcripts be sent from the accrediting institution (IB scores must be received from IBO.org, AP scores from CollegeBoard.org, and DE final official transcripts from the college or community college through which you were registered). Those should be addressed to the Registrar at Hampden-Sydney College, P. O. Box 668, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943.

When credit is awarded, you will be able to view it in Tiger Web:

  • Log in to Tiger Web.
  • Select the "Student" tab.
  • Select "My Unofficial Transcript" from the left-side list.

Finally, you may have received classroom accommodations due to attentional issues or a learning disability while in high school. Classroom accommodations may be appropriate for you to properly access course materials and assessments.

Please contact our Disability Services Coordinator at (434) 223-6324, to learn where to send your confidential documentation to ensure your accommodations are in place for the start of the fall term.

Questions regarding course enrollment or academic advising should be directed to Ms. Lisa Burns: lburns@hsc.edu, (434) 223-6188

Office of Academic Success

Step 5. Establish Your H-SC Email Account


A Hampden-Sydney email address will be issued to you in June.

To retrieve your username and password:

  • Log in to your Tiger Web account.
  • Select "Documents & Forms" from the navigation bar.
  • On the navigation bar on the left, select "Computing Center Forms."
  • Under the "Email Log in Retrieval" section of this page, you will be asked to enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number and your home zip code. (International students: contact the Admissions Office for your information.)
  • Next, click the "Get Log in Info" button.
  • Your email address and password information will be displayed in a pop-up window.

You can use your email address and password to log in to your H-SC email account by clicking the "Email" link on the "Current Student" portal page.

Summer Orientation: If you sign up for Summer Orientation, you will be asked to provide a headshot for your H-SC Photo ID, which you will then receive during the orientation. You will also have the opportunity to stop by the J.B. Fuqua Computing Center to get assistance setting up your H-SC email account on your mobile device, and to discuss the services we provide on campus. Note: If you do not sign up for Summer Orientation, a headshot request will be sent to you in August and your ID will be given to you during matriculation.

Other Campus Computing Resources

Public printers are available in various labs and other locations on campus. If you do bring a printer for your room, please note that wireless printers do not work well with the campus Wi-Fi system, and can cause wireless interference. Please use a USB connection.

Microsoft Office Suite
You do not need to purchase Microsoft Office. H-SC students can install the Microsoft Office Suite on up to five devices. Installation instructions are listed on our Computing Center website.

Wireless is available throughout campus in all academic buildings and student housing. All student rooms also include a wired Ethernet jack for each student. Please do not install a router in your room, as it causes major interference with our WiFi.

Please visit the Computing Center for information on how to install the Microsoft Office Suite, how to setup your email on your mobile device, and what computer specs we recommend. This page also includes links to shop for new computers (Dell and Apple) at education-discounted prices.

Step 6. Financial Aid and Billing

Check Your Financial Aid Status

To ensure that all financial aid is credited to your account prior to the first fall semester billing, please check for any missing documents by June 15.

Tuition and Fee Payment

Once registered for housing and classes, you will be billed for tuition, fees, room and board. You will access billing through CASHNet via TigerWeb. (We do not send bills by postal service.)

Payment is due August 1 for Fall and January 1 for Spring.

Tuition and fees may be covered by certain types of aid from outside agencies which will be invoiced after classes start. Under special circumstances, outside agencies providing tuition assistance may be billed at later dates. If you do not qualify for these types of aid, you must pay tuition and fees not covered by financial aid by the due date.

How to Pay

  • You can pay in person with cash or check at the Business Office or by mailing a check to the Business Office address listed at the top of your bill.
  • You can arrange for automatic deduction from your bank account or credit card through the CASHNet Installment Payment Plan.
  • You can pay online with credit card or e-check.

Paying Your Tuition Bill Online
A student can pay online by e-check or credit card or set up an Authorized Payer to pay online.

Authorized Payer
Authorized Payer(s) will be able to:

  • View the student's Tuition and Fees billing in CASHNet.
  • Make payments on the student's account using credit card or e-check.

Both the Authorized Payer and Student will be able to view all payments made to the account by the Authorized Payer.

Setting up an Authorized Payer
Authorized Payer(s) must be signed up by the student through CASHNet via Tiger Web:

  • Log in to Tiger Web.
  • Select the "Student" tab.
  • Select "Account Information"
  • Select the link "Pay/View Student Account" and follow the instructions to establish an Authorized Payer.  

Once the Authorized Payer is established, he/she will receive an email with information regarding the login, password and web link that will enable him/her to access the account. The initial password given to the Authorized Payer(s) will be provided by the student. Please do not contact the College for the password; only the Student has access to this information.

Pay online with credit card or e-check through Tiger Web
E-check payments are free. For payments made with MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover, the account holder will be charged a non-refundable 2.75% fee.

To pay online:

  • Log in to Tiger Web.
  • Select the "Student" tab.
  • Select "Account Information."
  • Select the link "Pay/View Student Account."

TuitionPay Monthly Payment Plan
You may choose to pay your semester expenses in full by the aforementioned due dates or make monthly payments through an interest-free CASHNet Installment Payment Plan. This payment plan allows one to spread the annual cost over a period of months. You may access information on the Installment Payment Plan via the Authorized Payer website or by calling (877) 821-0625.

For questions or additional information, please visit Payment Methods or contact the Student Accounts Office: mcatron@hsc.edu, (434) 223-6223.

Financial Aid Office

Step 7. Course Schedule and Textbooks

Reviewing Your Fall Semester Schedule

You will be able to view your first semester course schedule in Tiger Web in late June.

To view your schedule:

  • Log in to Tiger Web.
  • Go to the "Student" tab.
  • Select "My Course information" from the left-side list.
  • "My Class Schedule" will appear on this page. This will include course title, number, and section.

You will have an opportunity to discuss and make changes to your first semester schedule in consultation with an academic advisor at Summer Orientation and again during Fall Orientation. In between these times, questions regarding your schedule can be addressed by contacting your academic advisor or by contacting Ms. Lisa Burns: lburns@hsc.edu, (434) 223-6188

Ordering Textbooks

Once your course schedule has been developed and finalized, you can begin to order textbooks.

Before you begin, have in hand your class schedule, including course title, number, and section.

A link to the textbook ordering page is available in Tiger Web under the "Student" tab in the "For Deposited Students" section.

  • The first time you use this site, you will need to create a login. You will be able to create an associated shipping address. If you would like your books to be shipped to you at H-SC, see "Shipping Address" on the next page of this booklet under "About Textbook Orders."
  • Once you are logged in, select your courses (using course number and section) to view the textbook options for the course.
  • If you choose to order through the Textbook Portal, add your selections to the cart and check out.

About Textbook Orders

You can also access the textbook ordering form through the Campus Store.

A list of your required textbooks will be generated in the Textbook Portal. Each text will have a specific ISBN number. If you decide not to use the Textbook Portal on the H-SC site to order your textbooks, be sure to use this ISBN number as it is specific to the text edition and package material required for your course. Some courses may have an online homework component, so be attentive to all listed requirements of the course. Students have the option of purchasing new or used books, or renting textbooks. Please know that your WCUL 101 text is also used for WCUL 102. This may be more expensive to rent twice.

Shipping Address: Have your texts shipped using FedEX or UPS to:

(Your Name)
Brown Student Center
Suite # (Your HSC mailbox number)
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

If you do not know your campus mailbox number, you can access it via the online Student Directory.

Textbook ordering opens about a month before the semester begins. It is best to order early to ensure books arrive before the first day of class. While textbook orders normally arrive in 3-4 business days, it is recommended that you place your order at least 2 weeks before the first day of class.

Pay attention to the shipping distance of your selected book(s). Do not purchase texts from overseas as they tend to take an excessively long time to arrive, or may be missing some essential pages or images.

Step 8. Health Forms and 3rd Millennium

Student Health Forms

Health forms are located in Tiger Web under the "Student" tab in the "For Deposited Students" section. These forms should be completed no later than August 1.

For questions about student health, please contact the Student Health Center at (434) 223-6167.

3rd Millennium

All new students are required to complete THREE online courses through 3rd Millennium Classrooms.

These courses will be available in Tiger Web, under the “Student” tab in the “For deposited students” section starting in June.

The courses are to be completed no later than August 1.

The program includes education on alcohol and other drugs, as well as education on issues related to sexual misconduct, Title IX, consent, and more. There are three courses to the program:

  1. Alcohol-Wise
  2. Marijuana-Wise
  3. Consent and Respect

Students are required to complete all three courses. We recommend that you complete them in multiple sittings. Each course takes approximately one hour to complete. You may log into each course as many times as need to complete it.

Health and Wellness Services

Step 9. Pack for H-SC

What is already in your room

  • 36"x80" twin bed (pillows not provided)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Dresser
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Tile floors
  • Venetian blinds
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Basic cable, Ethernet jacks, Wi-Fi

Note: No college furniture may be removed from your room at any time.

What to Bring

Room Furnishings, Room Care, and Appliances

  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Linens (XL twin 36" x 80")
  • Mattress cover/topper (optional)

Coordinate with roommate, if items are desired:

  • Microwave (UL listed; up to 1000 watts)
  • Refrigerator (UL listed; up to 4.3 cubic feet)
  • Coffee maker
  • Vacuum cleaner/floor sweeper
  • Area rug
  • Floor lamp (Halogen lamps are not permitted)
  • Cleaning supplies (dish soap/sponges, etc.)
  • Kitchen items (cups, silverware, etc.)
  • Storage containers/crates
  • A small set of tools


  • Laptop/Notebook computer
  • Flashlight and batteries

Coordinate with roommate, if items are desired:

  • TV, HDMI cord
  • Surge protectors (Built-in 15 amp circuit breaker required)

Personal Care and Clothing

  • Coat and tie
  • Toiletries, shower shoes, bath tote
  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Iron/ironing board, clothes hangers, sewing kit
  • Laundry supplies
  • Raingear
  • Small first aid kit


  • Academic supplies (available at Campus Store)
  • Bicycle and bicycle lock
  • Sleeping bag


  • Extension cords, cube adapters, or multi-prong cords
  • Candles, curtains or window treatments
  • Electric grills (George Foreman etc.)
  • Electric or gas heaters
  • Hot plates or toaster ovens
  • Fireworks
  • Lofts or waterbeds
  • Paintball/BB Guns/Airsoft guns
  • Dart boards
  • Pets
  • Inflatable pools or hot tubs

Posters, flags, banners, etc. must be behind glass or Plexiglas, in such a manner that no part of the item can be exposed to open flame. You cannot put holes in the walls in order to hang posters.

Washers and dryers are available to students and are located in three freshman locations free of charge:
• Basements of Carpenter Z
• East House
• West House

Step 10. Move-In and Services

Move -In

Freshman move-in is Thursday, August 20.

At that morning's matriculation, you will check-in and receive your room key, student ID, and parking sticker (if you have previously registered your vehicle).

Following matriculation, Resident Advisors and other student leaders will be on hand to help you unload your car and move into your room.

Fall Orientation

August 20-23, Fall Orientation is mandatory for all new students, both freshmen and transfers.

Banking Services

The College Business Office will cash checks for you. (Limited to $300.00).

A Wells Fargo ATM is available in the Brown Student Center.


Washers and dryers are available to students and are located in three freshman locations free of charge:

  • Basements of Carp Z
  • East House
  • West House

Smoking is prohibited in all student areas.

Step 11. Stay Connected!

Join and Follow

Parents Stay Informed

  • Visit the Parents web page to stay up-to-date about what's going on at the College throughout the year.
  • Follow Hampden-Sydney College's official Facebook Page to see what's happening on The Hill.

Postal address:

Please visit the H-SC Post Office page to find out where to send mail and packages.

Contact Post Office

Office of Student Affairs

Brown Student Center
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6128

Student Affairs Staff